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Troy man charged with murder in connection with Troy house fire

By Devese “Dee” Ursery   Troy Police Chief, Brent Shownes on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at approximately 9:51 a.m., announced that a Troy resident was charged in connection with the fire that killed a Troy woman, this past week. Michael E. Sloan Jr., 40, of Troy was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count…

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Fire in Troy duplex leaves one dead, domestic disturbance on same block

Fire in Troy duplex leaves one dead, domestic disturbance on same block; Sloan Charged with Murder By Devese “Dee” Ursery, Reporter Updated 9/28/2022 10:20 am Police in Madison County along with other agencies are investigating a suspected domestic situation that ended with one woman dead and a home destroyed by fire. The Troy Police Department…

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Triad High School Student is Semifinalist in 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

 Triad High School senior Elliot Jaeger is a semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program – which honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. She joins over 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  These academically talented high school seniors have an…

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Letter from Thomas Haine – Madison County State’s Attorney

Dear Citizens: The greatest jailbreak in Madison County history will occur on January 1, 2023. On that date, approximately half of our present jail population must be released under the terms of the new SAFE-T Act, and cash bail will be eliminated throughout Illinois. That translates to well over 100 criminal defendants walking free in…

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One last run for Bradley Smith

By Devese Ursery This coming weekend will kick off the 13th annual Bradley R. Smith Memorial Scholarship 5k Run/Walk event. The race will take place at Tri-Township Park on Saturday, September 10, with race day registration starting at 7 a.m and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at Pavilion 10. Participants can participate virtually if…

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Stacey Pace Appointed by County Board

By Randy Pierce Stacey Pace of Troy was appointed, with a unanimous vote of support as the only nominee, to the position of vice-chairperson pro tem of the Madison County Board during its monthly meeting held on Wednesday, August 17. That vote followed a less than unanimous divide among the board members present or participating…

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